Agatha Christie's

The Gates of Baghdad

1st Broadcast 21st January 2002 BBC Radio 4

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

 

Dramatised By

Mike Stott

 

Producer

Bruce Hyman

 

Written By

Agatha Christie

 

Produced By

Above The Title Productions for BBC Radio 4

 

Synopsis

A new contemporary dramatisation

In this new adaptation of an Agatha Christie classic, a disparate group of adventurers sets out from Damascus to visit the Gate of Baghdad. Set in the noir world of gun-runners, foreign police and refugees, the characters range from the innocent to the darkly experienced: young Netta and her more worldly Aunt Miss Pryce, an exotic General, the dependable Captain O'Rourke and the mysterious Dr Loftus.

The intrepid travellers are haunted by the knowledge that their destination was once known as the Gate of Death. When Captain Smethurst is found murdered, the group are forced to turn for help to one of their party, the seemingly unimpeachable Mr. Parker Pyne.

Or

A brand new radio adaptation of a classic Agatha Christie short story by Mike Stott. Set in the noir world of gun-runners, foreign police and refugees, a disparate group of adventurers sets out from Damascus to visit the Gate of Baghdad. When Captain Smethurst is found murdered, the group are forced to turn for help to one of their party, the seemingly unimpeachable Mr. Parker Pyne

Cast

Character

Actor
Miss Pryce
Patricia Routledge
Parker

Richard griffiths

Richard Griffiths

DR Loftus
Paul Freeman
Gen Poli

Saeed Jaffrey

Saeed Jaffrey

Samuel
Martin David
Capt O'Rourke
Toby Longworth
Capt Smethurst
David Bannerman
Capt Hensley

Rupert Degas

Rupert Degas

Netta
Alexis Zegerman

 

Production Crew

Not known at this time

 

 

Recorded at

Not known at this time

 

 

Music composed & Arranged

Not known at this time

 

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

None at this time

 

 

Running Time

1 episode of 30 minutes 30 minutes in total

 

 

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